Don­ing­ton shunt ends Fford Class B hope­ful Mcdon­ald’s sea­son

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For­mula Ford 1600 driver Ge­orge Mcdon­ald will miss the re­main­der of the BRSCC North­ern Cham­pi­onship cam­paign af­ter he was in­volved in a mon­ster shunt at Don­ing­ton Park at the end of Au­gust.

Swift SC92F driver Mcdon­ald, who is sec­ond in the North­ern Class B points, fin­ished run­nerup in class in the first race, but along with Jack Wolfenden and Nigel Dolan, was elim­i­nated from the sec­ond in an open­inglap ac­ci­dent when Neil Hunt’s Mon­diae M93S span through the Craner Curves.

With Dolan tag­ging into Mcdon­ald, the sus­pen­sion on the Swift’s left-hand side was ripped away and the car dug into the gravel be­fore bar­rel rolling.

Mcdon­ald walked away un­in­jured, but heavy dam­age to the front and rear sus­pen­sion on both sides of the Swift, as well as en­gine and chas­sis con­cerns, has left him with too much to re­pair in time to re­turn for the fi­nal three rounds of the sea­son as well as the Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy.

“I was gut­ted; I got out of the car and sat in the gravel trap and al­most burst into tears,” said Mcdon­ald, who was due to test a Van Diemen with B-M Rac­ing as he eval­u­ated a Class A switch for 2017. “Ev­ery penny and ev­ery spare hour I have goes into that car. It was my life re­ally,” he added.

Mcdon­ald’s Swift SC92F goes fly­ing

Test took place at Oul­ton

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